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Grants for Nonprofits : Miscellaneous


A compilation of web pages and books of potential interest to nonprofit organizations seeking general operating support, building and equipment grants, and other miscellanous funding purposes.

The books mentioned on this page are available for public use in the Michigan State University Libraries. If you are unable to visit our library, consider visiting a Foundation Center Cooperating Collection in your home state or a local public library in your home town. If the books are not available there, ask about interlibrary loan or visit a local bookstore to find out whether they can be purchased.

DIRECTORY OF BUILDING AND EQUIPMENT GRANTS. Loxahatchee, Fl. : Research Grant Guides, 2001. 6th edition, 232pp. Main Library Reference (1 East) Funding Center HG4027.65 .D568
Lists over 950 funding sources for nonprofit organization' seeking building, renovation, and equipment grants. Also includes essays on "Steps for Writing Proposals and Winning Grants" and "Proposal Writing Basics". Keep latest three editions in Funding Center Collection; earlier editions may circulate.
Also listed under Computer Technology.

Good 360
Goods for the greater good. Good360 was created in 1983 to help companies efficiently donate slow-moving, obsolete and seasonal inventory to charitable organizations. These products are new and include nonperishables such as apparel, books, toys, personal care products, office and school supplies, computers and much more. Today, the nonprofit leader in product philanthropy distributes goods to a network of more than 32,000 prequalified charities, schools and libraries on behalf of America's top brands. Good360 has been recognized by both the Committee Encouraging Corporate Philanthropy and Forbes for its excellence and efficiency, respectively, in helping companies drive their bottom lines and at the same time do social good.
(Last checked 06/22/18)

Surplus Property
Local, State and Federal Surplus programs around the country are also good sources worth checking for miscellaneous equipment. "States sell surplus state and federal property to state agencies, local governments and non-profit institutions. Many states also sell surplus property to the general public - including a wide variety of furniture, supplies, equipment, vehicles and more." Here are a few web pages to check:

  • Federal Surplus
  • Michigan State Surplus

  • (Last checked 06/22/18)


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